NewsApril 30, 2012 5:27 PM ET•9,638 views

Converge, Napalm Death announce split EP

Legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music. Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song "No Light Escapes". Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a "We Are The World" styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic "Wolverine Blues". Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish. On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, "Will By Mouth" erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway's vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song "No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)". A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, "No Impediment…" is truly powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.

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anonymous 4/30/2012 2:49:22 PM

first. stoked.


ineedsalt 4/30/2012 2:54:50 PM

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jon 4/30/2012 3:01:08 PM

Why?


anonymous 4/30/2012 3:16:48 PM

Why not?


anonymous 4/30/2012 3:18:05 PM

horned out


TheCapedCopulator 4/30/2012 3:18:28 PM

Stoked fiercely


fourthgradecocktease 4/30/2012 3:26:51 PM

this website should eat this up.


calling_dr_love 4/30/2012 3:29:05 PM

holy shit balls! so stoked


anonymous 4/30/2012 3:46:44 PM

lambgoat.com is stoked


cgrind3000 4/30/2012 3:57:56 PM

c*ntsplurge/Gaypalm Death split....sounds good to me


TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 4/30/2012 4:16:57 PM

Well, I can honestly say I'm stoked. But why does every Deathwish press release sound like a high school student's first attempt at descriptive writing?


TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 4/30/2012 4:20:09 PM

^^ I also LOL'd at "c*ntsplurge", high school humor is always awesome


stevenglasl 4/30/2012 4:31:44 PM

this sounds great. im pumped. ive got mad respect for converge but im a little suprised napalm death is doing a split with them of all bands


anonymous 4/30/2012 4:50:50 PM

aural monsters are stoked


LoydChristmas 4/30/2012 5:09:58 PM

also LOL'd at c*ntsplurge


anonymous 4/30/2012 5:34:55 PM

I'm in a hospital bed reading this right now, holy fcking moshing christ this is sick!


anonymous 4/30/2012 6:33:37 PM

oral monsters


bardamu 4/30/2012 7:08:15 PM

no care


anonymous 4/30/2012 9:32:15 PM

big floppy donkey dick


ineedsalt 4/30/2012 10:14:17 PM

cunsplurge, copyright that shit


anonymous 4/30/2012 11:28:52 PM

Converge is dumb. Deathwish is hipster and fake as fck. A stiff c-ck to the lot.


anonymous 5/1/2012 4:43:43 AM

In this post, dumbass goaters talk shit on something they'll wank over on day one of it's release. Fact.


xburnfacex 5/1/2012 4:58:51 AM

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anonymous 5/1/2012 6:04:46 AM

I heard from a very reliable source refused will be on this split.


anonymous 5/1/2012 7:52:33 AM

"im a little suprised napalm death is doing a split with them of all bands" you realize that you're talking about a band that did a split with boysetsfire, right?


anonymous 5/1/2012 9:21:07 AM

Coalesce did a split with BoySetsFire. Not Converge.


anonymous 5/1/2012 11:32:41 AM

Might i also add that Napalm Death previously did a split with Coalesce.


gurnt_bengwell 5/1/2012 3:20:48 PM

coalesce covering "vehicle" was pretty awesome


slut 5/1/2012 9:51:16 PM

anonymous15 hours ago I heard from a very reliable source refused will be on this split. Honestly, was never funny


anonymous 5/2/2012 5:04:00 AM

Actually, Coalesce did splits with both BoySetsFire and Converge (As well as Napalm Death). I kind of wish ND and Converge would cover each other's songs, but this is still awesome news.


anonymous 5/2/2012 10:00:22 PM

Converge, napalm death, emmure split.


anonymous 5/4/2012 11:33:28 AM

popping shit on "emmure" is NO longer funny-yes,they suck, but why keep beating a dead horse?


anonymous 5/8/2012 10:04:04 PM

Anal c*nt is mad they didn't do a split with Converge.





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